Libraries+Network: On the Preservation of and Access to NOAA’s Open Data

Libraries+Network: On the Preservation of and Access to NOAA’s Open Data. “Recent articles in the popular press and across various social media platforms have raised concerns over the continued preservation and utilization of federal data holdings, particularly NOAA’s climate-related data. These concerns have produced a number of coordinated efforts to download and store significant volumes of NOAA’s data outside of the federal data systems. While I do not share those same concerns about preservation, as NOAA’s new Chief Data Officer I recognize that the essential idea that enables these efforts — easy public access to all of NOAA’s open data — is a laudable one that NOAA’s data stewards are striving to achieve. Let’s talk about open data access first, and I’ll come back to those concerns related to preservation later.”